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By Laura Lovett 03:50 pm May 16, 2019
Without codesign some of the best technologies can be ineffective, or at least not meet their full potential, according Clifford Goldsmith, chief medical officer and national director of US providers at Microsoft Health and Life Sciences.  During the Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience: Empathy and Innovation Summit, put on in partnership with HIMSS, Goldsmith gave the example of wearables. More...
By Dave Muoio 11:33 am May 3, 2019
Remote monitoring data management firm Validic has partnered with digital chronic disease management company WellDoc to help BlueStar users connect their wearables, apps and other home health monitoring devices to the platform. According to the companies, the integration will allow for more streamlined aggregation of users’ health data and more precise digital coaching. "Today's healthcare...
Mike Monthervil, US Army veteran (front), and Jamie Kaplan, recreation therapist at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, play a video game using an Xbox Adaptive Controller, set up with buttons and switches. Photo credit: Jeff Young Photography/Microsoft.
By Dave Muoio 11:34 am April 30, 2019
Thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, military personnel with mobility and manual dexterity limitations will have a new way to participate in video game-based rehabilitation therapies. According to a blog post published this morning, Microsoft will be donating its Xbox Adaptive Controller — a modular hub that connects third-party switches,...
By Dave Muoio 03:21 pm April 8, 2019
Last year when Microsoft announced the end of HealthVault Insights, an app-based project applying machine learning to personal health records, it came with the assurance that users’ data would remain housed on the HealthVault website. However, it seems the time has come to officially bid farewell to Microsoft’s decade-spanning health management service. In an email letter sent to users late last...
By Laura Lovett 11:12 am March 4, 2019
Microsoft announced that come the end of May it is shutting down its Health Dashboard and offering refunds to Microsoft Band users. This news comes two and a half years after the tech giant discontinued its fitness tracker offering.  Until the end of May, users will be able to transfer their data using a Microsoft export tool; after that, all the data will be deleted. Existing Bands will still...
By Dave Muoio 03:19 pm February 25, 2019
In a stage event kicking off Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on revamped versions of its enterprise-focused mixed reality headset and computer vision technology. Much like its predecessor, the HoloLens 2 headset is a self-contained device that projects messages, icons and other images on a clear glasses-like display. However, the second version of the headset...
By Laura Lovett 04:18 pm February 20, 2019
A year after Microsoft, Takeda and Eurordis announced that they were teaming up on an innovation initiative to solve the issue of diagnosing children with rare diseases, the partners have unveiled an actionable recommendation report and three new digital health pilots.  “The too often long road to diagnosis presents one of the greatest challenges affecting the health, survival, well-being and...
By Dave Muoio 11:16 am February 7, 2019
Roughly a month after introducing customizable mobile features for its workplace messaging platform, Microsoft announced this morning new features for Microsoft Teams that are specifically aimed at improving communication and coordination between healthcare providers. The service is now able to integrate FHIR-enabled EHR data so that care teams can quickly access and view a patient’s records on...
By Jonah Comstock 04:00 pm August 29, 2018
Though doctors likely don’t consider their EHR a cutting-edge technology, the EHR space is actually a front line for change and innovation in healthcare. And that change is happening on a number of different axes: interoperability and open standards, personal health records, and the move into public cloud infrastructure are some of the biggest change narratives. Microsoft, which provides...
By Dave Muoio 03:51 pm August 13, 2018
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an app for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their...